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Deadly car crashes hit a high in early 2022. Pandemic-fueled risky driving may be to blame

Friday, September 9, 2022
UI assistant professor Cara Hamann is quoted in this NBC News story about how car crashes are killing more and more people since the start of the pandemic — even though the volume of traffic hasn’t risen above pre-pandemic levels.

Race, Class and Traffic Deaths

Friday, September 9, 2022
UI professor of law Greg Shill is quoted in this story about a recent surge in vehicle crashes that is disproportionately harming lower-income families and Black Americans.

Q&A: What is 'critical race theory,' really? A new book tries to explain

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Amid a nationwide debate over a once-obscure academic movement, UI Professor Victor Ray offers Americans a primer on its core concepts.

An Iowa Museum Renowned for Its Pollock Emerges From a Flood With a More Inclusive Mission

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
At the newly opened University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, white artists like Jackson Pollock and Grant Wood are no longer the focus its collection.

Apple Embraces the Ever-Expanding Dashboard Touchscreen

Monday, June 13, 2022
In Daniel McGehee's informed opinion, it’s simply too late to put the genie back in the bottle. People drive an average of 29 miles a day in the US. They have phones. They’re going to want to use their phones while they’re driving. The question is, how can they do it safely, free from the distraction of the distraction-stuffed devices in their pockets?

Inside a college counseling center struggling with the student mental health crisis

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
On college campuses nationwide, the number of students seeking mental health services increased by an average of 30 percent between 2009 and 2015 and has continued to climb since then. The University of Iowa doubled the size of its counseling staff between 2016 and 2019, but it’s not nearly keeping up with demand.

The Feminist Case for Breast Reduction

Friday, May 20, 2022
Melissa Febos, associate professor in Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, writes a personal essay about breast reduction surgery.

Anthropologists study disappearance of North America's first dogs

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
University of Iowa anthropologists have examined canine jawbones uncovered at an early American Colonial settlement in Jamestown, Virginia, to postulate how indigenous dogs in North America—the continent's first dogs—gave way to European breeds.

TRACERS mission moves to next phase

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
A NASA-funded mission led by the University of Iowa to study how particles streaming from the sun affects Earth has been approved for its next phase. Researchers with the TRACERS mission now will begin designing and building the satellites and instruments as they prepare for launch in July 2024.

Because of Shark Tank, Iowa JPEC Alumna Cole has another life-changing event

Monday, April 4, 2022
University of Iowa alumna Erica Cole appeared on ABC TV's Shark Tank on April 1. By the time she left, sharks (judges/investors) Mark Cuban and Emma Grede invested $100,000 for 10% ownership in Cole’s company, No Limbits.